Sunday, November 28, 2010

What effect will the Wikileaks dump have on the end time?

WikiLeaks 'nothing short of a political meltdown for US foreign policy' - Der Spiegel

"The United States was catapulted into a worldwide diplomatic crisis today, with the leaking to the Guardian and other international media of more than 250,000 classified cables from its embassies, many sent as recently as February this year. At the start of a series of daily extracts from the US embassy cables - many of which are designated "secret" – the Guardian can disclose that Arab leaders are privately urging an air strike on Iran and that US officials have been instructed to spy on the UN's leadership. These two revelations alone would be likely to reverberate around the world. But the secret dispatches which were obtained by WikiLeaks, the whistlebowers' website, also reveal Washington's evaluation of many other highly sensitive international issues." Read more from The Guardian

Some of the revelations include:

Iran is fortifying its arsenal with the aid of North Korea - NYT

Arms deliveries to militants: Cables describe the United States’ failing struggle to prevent Syria from supplying arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon, which has amassed a huge stockpile since its 2006 war with Israel. One week after President Bashar al-Assad promised a top State Department official that he would not send “new” arms to Hezbollah, the United States complained that it had information that Syria was providing increasingly sophisticated weapons to the group.- NYT

US embassy cables: US fails to dissuade Turkey from Iran 'meddling' - The Guardian

Iran is fortifying its arsenal with the aid of North Korea - NYT

Saudi willingness to see nuclear weapons deployed in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as a deterrent to Iran. - Wikileaks

Wikileaks docs show Turkey helped al-Qaeda - Jerusalem Post

What does all this mean for the end time? We know that conflict in the Middle East is front and center at the end of the end time and in the Tribulation. At some point, a war prophesied in Psalm 83 occurs where Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and miscellaneous enemy groups (potentially Hezbollah and Hamas) attack Israel. Isaiah 17:1 depicts Damascus (Syria) totally destroyed. And of course, Gog-Magog battle takes place, by the end of which all the nations know it was GOD who protected Israel from the surprise attack by Russia, Iran, and Turkey.

The nations have been gridlocked for so long over matters of national security maybe the lid being blown off will prompt some action. Iran is obviously making nukes, but they deny it, and their plausible denials have allowed the cover to stay on. Turkey's shift in alliance from the west to the Muslim nations is obvious, but their protestations and insistence on inclusion in Western channels allowed the cover to stay on. Syria's obvious military build-up behind the UN's coattails has allowed plausible deniability to reign- until the Wikileaks cover blew them all sky high.

Perhaps this will be the catalyst for action to be taken. Perhaps this is what it will take for Israel to say, we wait no more for fickle and lying "allies". Perhaps this is what it will take for the US to fall, in credibility, foreign policy, and be forever marginalized at the edges of the grownup table. It certainly has destabilized the US.

I am not intelligent enough in foreign affairs to determine what effect these documents will cause. And after all, fewer than 300 of almost 3 million have been yet published. But the above allegations alone are incendiary. I believe the most incendiary is the Saudi plea to allow a nuclear deployment to Iran's ambitions. This will have an effect. What exactly that will be, only God knows. In the meantime, come, Lord Jesus!

1 comment:

  1. LibertyPundits wrote: "Forget the content of the leaks for a moment, this is a moment of impotence so complete and horrifying–the Jerusalem Post notes that Israel’s leaders were notified but that US officials aren’t sure what’s in the documents–that America is diminished before everyone."


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